Homeboy Industries Turns Ex-Gang Members Into Solar Posse

"We don't want people to think that you have to come out of MIT to be able to install solar power. A well-trained individual can make as good a worker as a lifelong electrician."
-Phillippe Hartley, general manager of a solar installation company, Phat Energy-

How neat is this? As Caitlan Carroll of NPR reports, the organization Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-prevention program in the country, offers a job-training program that takes ex-gang members off the streets and teaches them how to install solar panels.

Listen to the full story at PublicRadio.org.

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